I agree that the new pages look better but I really miss the file size information. The reason in my case is that I use GetRight to download the images and the file size affects both the download order I choose and the time I start the download because I have noticed that at certain hours the download speed is much higher (may have something to do with the fact that much of the US is sleeping at these certain hours
). Needless to say I can check the size by starting a download and then stopping it if I don't like the filesize but that's something I shouldn't need to do IMO.
Also I would really love to have direct links to the JP2 files (like the links to the browse images). The URLs for the JP2 files have a "?" in them and apparently this makes it impossible to resume the download if it fails. The ability to resume a failed/unfinished download is very important when downloading these huge files and probably results in significant bandwidth savings. Fortunately I have found that I can get a direct link to the JP2 files by taking the browse file URL, changing JPG to JP2 and removing ".browse" from the filename. By doing this it's possible for me to resume failed downloads instead of having to start all over if an error occurs. I hope the changes to the HiROC site (dynamically generated webpages etc.) do not make this impossible. Those of you from HiROC reading this take note
QUOTE (CosmicRocker @ Jan 11 2007, 03:30 AM)
I'm glad to see another release, but it's pretty clear to me that it's completely impossible to keep up with the data stream, even on a cursory level.
I feel totally swamped with MRO and Cassini stuff, something I'm usually happy about
. The only problem is that downloading and taking a look at the MRO images is so time consuming that I have hardly given myself any time to participate in the MRO discussion here